A new long-term vision to address today’s great challenges of global environmental change and sustainability through enduring social transformations and social change is launched with an initial 2.7 M € three-year commitment from the International Social Science Council.
The ISSC and its partners are inviting applications for proposals for Transformative Knowledge Networks for the recently launchedTransformations to Sustainability Programme. Three Transformative Knowledge Networks will each be supported with up to €900,000 over three years.
The Transformations to Sustainability Programme seeks to address global sustainability challenges by supporting research on the complex processes of social transformation needed to secure effective, equitable and durable solutions. It will enable social scientists to develop knowledge networks that will both strengthen social science leadership in global change and sustainability research and foster on-the-ground progress towards greater sustainability.
The Knowledge Networks will be led or co-led by social scientists in low- and middle-income countries, and will involve the relevant academic disciplines and societal stakeholders in truly co-designed and co-implemented solutions-oriented research.
Deadline for submissions: 23:59 South African time, 31 March 2015
Funding decisions: July 2015
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